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Cloris Leachman Biography

Birth Name:
Cloris Leachman
Birth Place:
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • After winning the title of Miss Chicago 1946, competed in the Miss America pageant
  • Classmates at Northwestern University included Charlotte Rae and Paul Lynde
  • Is the former mother-in-law of Sharon Stone, who was married to Leachman's son George Englund Jr
  • Received six consecutive Emmy nods for her work on Malcolm in the Middle (and won in 2002 and 2006)
  • Was the grand marshal for the 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game
  • Released her autobiography, Cloris, which she co-wrote with ex-husband George Englund, in 2009
  • Is a vegetarian and posed in a cabbage dress for a PETA ad in 2009

Awards

  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 1984Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: winner
  • 1984Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special: nominated
  • 1980Genie Awards-Best Performance by a Foreign Actress: nominated
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special: nominated
  • 1976Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music: nominated
  • 1975Emmy-Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music: winner
  • 1975Emmy-Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series: winner
  • 1975Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1974Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1974Emmy-Best Lead Actress in Drama: nominated
  • 1973Emmy-Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1971Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1971National Board of Review-Best Supporting Actress: winner

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